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Francis R. Croak

Francis R. Croak, American lawyer. Bar: Wisconsin 53, United States Court Appeals 60, United States Supreme Court 1980. Member Wisconsin Judicial Council, 1971—1982; president Greater Milwaukee Open, since 1995; Fellow: American College Trial Lawyers; member: American Law Institute, Westmoor Country, Milwaukee Athletic Club.

Background

  • Croak, Francis R. was born on January 19, 1929 in Janesville, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Francis Joseph and Virginia (Blakey) Croak.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1950. Juris Doctor, University Wisconsin, 1953.

    Career

    • First assistant district attorney, Wisconsin, 1956—1960. Partner Cook & Franke South Carolina, Milwaukee, since 1960. Lecturer in law Marquette University, 1972—1974, University Wisconsin, 1973—1978.

      1st lieutenant United States Army, 1953-1956, colonel United States Army Reserve, 1956-1980.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Wisconsin 53, United States Court Appeals 60, United States Supreme Court 1980.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member Wisconsin Judicial Council, 1971—1982. President Greater Milwaukee Open, since 1995. Fellow: American College Trial Lawyers.

    Member: American Law Institute, Westmoor Country, Milwaukee Athletic Club.

    Connections

    • Married Susan Nolte Croak, August 15, 1953 (deceased). Married Judith Torbenson Croak, April 30, 1976. Children: Carolyn, Martha, Daniel, David, Joseph.
    • father: Francis Joseph Croak
    • mother: Virginia (Blakey) Croak
    • spouses: Susan Nolte Croak
    • Judith Torbenson Croak
    • children: Carolyn Croak
    • Martha Croak
    • Daniel Croak
    • David Croak
    • Joseph Croak
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    Born January 19, 1929
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